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March/April 2005
CHAPEL OF FOUR CHAPLAINS REPORT
 
 

The Nomination Process
 

 

The eighth annual Chapel of Four Chaplains ceremony, sponsored by Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in the base chapel of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, New Jersey.

The Legion of Honor, The Humanitarian Award, and The Bronze Medallion of the Chapel of Four Chaplains are bestowed in an appropriate public ceremony and recognized with honors relevant to their significance. Members of AVVA and VVA may be nominated by the three levels of either AVVA or VVA. Nominees who are not members of either organization also may be nominated by the three levels of both organizations.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGION OF HONOR

Chapter Representatives, State Representatives, or members of the AVVA National Board of Directors may nominate two worthy individuals for induction from AVVA within their areas of responsibility. VVA Chapter or State Council Presidents or members of the VVA National Board of Directors may nominate two worthy individual members for induction. Any previous recipient of this award may also nominate a prospective recipient.

NOMINATING REQUIREMENTS

In no more than two paragraphs, describe the nominee’s selfless service. The nomination may include, but is not limited to, service to the community, places of worship, and civil, fraternal, or veterans organizations. This certificate is not awarded for simply serving as an officer in either AVVA or VVA. In all cases, the selfless service must go above and beyond that which is required by the nominee’s professional or organizational position. The Chapel Awards Committee must approve all nominations. Please be as specific as possible, and include the nominee’s full name, chapter affiliation (if applicable), address, and telephone number.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Only the National President, a member of the National Board of Directors or a State Representative of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, or the National President, a member of the National Board of Directors, or a State Council President of Vietnam Veterans of America may nominate a worthy individual.

NOMINATING REQUIREMENTS

In no more than four paragraphs, describe the nominee’s selfless, sacrificial service. In all cases, the service must go far above and beyond that which is normally required in the course of human experience. Supplementary documentation (news articles, letters of endorsement, substantiation of other awards, etc.) is required for all nominations. All nominations must be approved by the Chapel Awards Committee, which subjects all nominations to a rigorous review process. Please be as specific as possible and include the nominee’s full name, chapter affiliation (if applicable), address, and telephone number. The National Presidents of AVVA and VVA shall be advised of the names and credentials of those nominated for this recognition.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BRONZE MEDALLION

Only the National President or a member of the National Board of Directors of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America and Vietnam Veterans of America may nominate a worthy individual for The Bronze Medallion.

In no more than one page, describe the nominee’s contributions to world peace, the well-being of mankind, or to interfaith and interethnic tolerance. In all cases, the efforts cited must go greatly above and beyond that which is normally required in the course of human experience, as well as alter the human experience in a positive way.

Supplementary documentation (news articles, letters of endorsement, etc.) is required for all nominations. Support for the submission must be compelling and stress the nominee’s worthiness for this honor. All nominations must be approved by the Chapel Awards Committee, which subjects all nominations to a rigorous selection procedure and limits the award of The Bronze Medallion to a single member of any organization per year. Please be as specific as possible and include the nominee’s full name, chapter affiliation (if applicable), address, and telephone number. The National Presidents of AVVA and VVA shall be advised of the names and credentials of those nominated for this recognition.

SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS

E-mail submissions are preferred. If a nominator does not have access to e-mail, then submissions via postal mail or fax are acceptable. Deadlines are firm: Nominations received after the dates shown below will not be considered.

Send VVA and AVVA nominations to:

Chapel of Four Chaplains, Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; mmiller@avva.org

All AVVA nominations must be received by June 18, 2005. All VVA nominations must be received by June 25, 2005.

   

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